Arsenal will be fighting on four fronts next season, the three domestic competitions and of course, the Europa League.
So, what can we expect for next season? Well, it is far too early to say, especially when the transfer window has only just opened up, who knows what signings we will land and what impact they will have but that has not stopped the bookies from putting up markets on the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League.
So, let’s start with the big one, the Premier League.
We are a best-priced 50/1, actually, that is quite damning that we are priced so high and then to see Spurs as low as 12/1 is just rubbing our noses in it and the really sad thing is, I do not see 50/1 being value.
Talking of poor value we are a best-priced 11/8 to finish top-four and I will not be touching that either, just too low for me.
OK, the Europa League is better, there we can be had at odds of 6/1 and I reckon that does look tasty, no way will we be that price after the group stages and they are usually easy to navigate.
That is probably going to be the only bet I will place pre-season, I will find the best offers from a bookies at thumbsupbonus and then hit that 6/1 hard. I mean, Man Utd are second favourites at 9/2 with any Champions League team the favourite at 4/1 and we showed last season and the season before that when it comes to the Europa League, no matter the team, we go far.
In the FA Cup we are available at 14/1 and under Arsene Wenger I would have taken those odds all day long but I just do not feel that Unai Emery has the same affinity for the domestic cups, though I may consider a little wager later on.
Finally, the League Cup, again we are 14/1 and in that competition, Emery is even less interested and I will be avoiding that tournament until the later stages in the hope that the manager takes it more serious.
In terms of picking up silverware, it seems the bookies have the Europa League as our best chance and I have to agree with them.
There are a couple of other markets that will be interesting to look at. like the Golden Boot but until the transfer window has been firmly shut I am not going to risk a penny on that market, I mean, we could yet sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
In conclusion, there are some hefty prices about Arsenal but that just tells you how far we have dropped in terms of being competitive with the Europa League being the exception.